Philosophy As Metanoetics
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sep 16, 2016 - Buddhist philosophy - 512 pages
Trans. by James Heisig, et. al., revised with a new biographical essay by Takeshi Morisato.
Written in the closing months of World War II, Philosophy as Metanoetics seeks to respond to the failure of Japan''s philosophical tradition to face up to the political and cultural realities that had landed the country in the war. It calls for nothing less than a complete and radical rethinking of the philosophical task itself. To perform this "absolute critique" of philosophy, while at the same time protecting it from the specter of nihilism, the author embraces what he calls metanoetics: a letting-go of the self''s own power so that it can be transformed by the power of absolute nothingness. This is a powerful, original work, showing vast erudition in areas of both Eastern and Western thought.
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